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iSCKANTOX, PA., WEDNESDAY MOKN1XG, .TANUAUY 13, 1S9G.
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Hail gone through our Dress Goods
mock I.imi week uml made the mark
'down In prices for thin great mid
winter Hair, you would certainly have
been more moderalo In the figure cut
ting that we huve been.
Everything Is marked for Hie slaugh
ter; everything ha taken on a new
price und oil Tuesday morning, Jan.
14, we open the sivate.it.
In our history. There Isn't nn Hem I
In the following list that Is not season-
aide, and ull are in touch with fash- 1
lou's most rinld requirement. I
C!l pice? double fold l'luld In thirteen
styles. Muck ami Whites a well
as bright colorings. Itcgutur value,
SAI.K t'HlOi: 8'jr.
82 pieces ChanicUin fancies. 21 Inchi-a
wide. Ten two tuned effects In dots,
IlKUi'es, ete. All ilurk color. Value 18c.
SAI.K i'ttlt'H 1'Je.
1 case 31-1 mil faneles, full nssortment of
Dark Shades, (lood lilt-ilium weight
In an extru good 18''. cloth.
HALK PtilClS li'.'-o
C.I plei'eH 34-lneh Illuminated Suitings In
as handsome a raiiKt of small Jaequard
effects as you can possible imagine.
Pull value for '.'He.
8A1.K PUICK l.V.
20 pieces SiMnch all Wool Suitings, Cor
rect winter weight in lis uttraetlve a
ruiiKe of 1'in Checks and Snipes anil
'plain colors as your fancy could UK
Best. Were sold at 3-"ic.
SAI.K PHIC1C 21V.
35 pieces domestic Crcpons, hard twist
effects In a dozen different desirable
shade combinations. Worth all of 4Cn
SAI.K I KICK 25c.
4(1 pieced nil Wool Cashmeres, 40 Inches
wide; shade list us follows: t nnliniil,
fiurnet, gold, mil and seal browns. I
light und dark navy. Sapphire, light I
and dark ni.vr.tle, light und dark slate,
und Mack. This has been a leading
value at ST'iic.
SALE THICK lie.
SO pieces IW-inih all Wool French Serge;
imperii list of solid colors und a weight
that just suits the season. Lowest
former price lit'-.c.
SA UK PRICK 31c.
20 pieces "i0-lncli all Wool French Serge,
very tine twill In the following excel
lent shades: Scarlet. Cardinal. Gar
net, Wool, Gold, Seal and Mid Hrown,
Slate, Olive und Myrtle. Cheap at joe.
SAUK PKICK J9e.
IS pieces 40-Inch Jacquard weave suit
ings. This lot consists of the balances
of ten different lines carried during the
season now closing. The shade list
could not be Improved on. and their ac
tual values range from 7.'. to 8.1c.
SAI.K PRICE SPic.
15 pieces .'O-lnch Flannel Suitings In
Scarlet, Cardinal, Gold. Medium and
Seal Hrown, Tan. Navy, Myrtle and
Mack; also mixtures In Grey. Hrown
and fancies. Never sold under 4:c.
SAI.K PKICK 35c.
10 pieces no-Inch Ladles' Cloth, extra
weights In Navy. Mack. 3 Hrowns,
Myrtle, Gurnet, Cardinal, Slate and
popular mixtures. Full value for 75c.
HALE PRICE Mo.
10 pieces 45-inch Storm Serge Navy only.
Full ullc. quality.
SALE PRICE 42c.
U pieces "iO-lneh French Storm Serge In
10 plcrWg IB-inch
.nuv- or uiack. usually n..-.
SAL.E PRICE Kc.
-Inch RourettA Sultimrs.
ucoicn Tweed effects, hard luiish,
heavy weight, lleen 7.V.
SALE PRICE We.
I pieces 5n-lnch fancy mixed Houcle Suit
ing; heavy winter weight. Were W.ffi.
SALE PRICE J5c.
Of Novelty Suitings In Silk and Wool
Weaves; regular 75c. and 86c. Coins
In choice effects.
SALE PRICE 49.
THE CALL OF
l"iie!c Sam May Yet Intervene in
Armenia's Hi. half.
KILL AITEAL TO THE TOKENS.
They Will tie Asked to ho Their Duty.
Thcso Plans railing. Wo May 'lake
Independent Action In
Chicago, Jan. 14. Walter Wellman
rends from Washington to the Titiies
llerald of this city the following linpor
tuiil tlisputth: ,
Hufi'ciii.g Armenia does not nppeai to
America in. vain An effort will soon he
mailt, by the I'nited States to bring about
it belt. '- slate of i. flairs in Asia .Minor.
The form which this movement Is to tuke
has not been tlcctdcd upon, but there is
no doubt of the determination of the pres
ident uml his cabinet, as v,ll us of the
hading men In congress, to take some de.
clslve m ilou. When this action is tak-n
the hoi Id will huve a new sensation, one
great enough to attract universal atle.n
I Ion ecn In these days of International
sensations. Two branches of our govern
ment, the executive and the legislative,
u'v now preparing to work together. The
administration lias for some weeks hud
Ibis question of Armenian relief under se
rious consideration, and now the senate is
at work. During the coming week it is
honed an agreement will be reached. If
these two branches of the government
can ngred as lo t lie best course, to pursue
the l ulled States will for the first time
raise lis voice ur.i! perhaps be prepared lo
go farther and exert Its power In defense
of oppressed Christians in the dominion of
The form which this intervention is
likely llrst to assume is that of a request
upon the six powers which signed the
t iaty of Heiiln for Information as to why
they have not done something effective
and' earnest for prevention of outrages
upon 1 lit' Christians of Armenia and Syria.
This is the method In greatest favor
tn.piig the senulor of the foreign rela
tions committee. In case the senate ac
ccpis the recommendation of the foreign
relations cominltleee, us it Is believed it
will readily do, congress will doubtless
pass a resolution requesting the president
to call upon the treaty powers lor an ex
planation of their inaction while all these
outrages are being perpetrated under the
itiilhorliy of the government for which
they have made themselves responsible in
I be ccs of the world. That there Is a
strung and almost indignant feeling n
congress over the manner in which the
six r.urepcan powers have dallied with
tile unspeakable Tiiik and permitted him
to wink at and countenance this hint upon
huiminitv. goes without saying. The joint
resolution asking the president to uct
can express the feeling with force and
dignity, mid when the president aids Pi
response lo It, us there Is no doubt lie
will engi rlv iind promptly do, the protest
from Washington will go forth to Europe'
with all the effectiveness und forcefuhicss
of the voice of the American people as
.-pokcti by their united govcrnim".
America Hns n Duty to Perforin.
The time has none by when one of the
great I'amllv of nations can be wholly In
different lo the Ills of the subjects, ol an
other tuition. Though the tendency of
modern pnHlim is to leave the old world
group of nations to uttend to the affairs
of their neighbors, while in (he Monroe
doctrine we have distinctly asserted the
right of the I'nited Stales to take pre-eini- i
Hint position In the higher politics of the
western group, neither the farewell ad
I'ress of Washington nor the doctrine
which Canning, John guincy Adams und
James Monroe added to the theory of
American non-interference In Europe,
which llrover Cleveland and Richard I il
ney revived and applied. Is sweeping
enough to relieve the American people
from all responsibility for the horrible
condition of alTuIrs now prevailing In Tur
key. As Secretary lilnt-y pointed out 111
his now celebrated dispatch to Lord Salis
bury, there are condition In which the
lights or humanity ovci shadow all other
traditions and nil requirements of Intel -national
intercourse. My tile treaty of
Merlin the six great powers of Europe are
dlrectlv and primarily responsible for the
regulation of Turkey, but they are inanl
feslly failing lo discharge their self-assumed
function, and the question which
the I'nited Slates has lo detdde for Itself
l whether in view of that failure our re
sponsibility Is great enough to Induce nc-
"'The prevalent feeling In Washington Is
that we huve a duty to perform. The ad
minis; ration recognized this when It sent
war ships to Turkish waters. We have
locus Ktundl there through the presence
in Turkey of several hundred American
subjects, 'missionaries and teachers and
other'. The iidmlnlstratlon recognised
I his principle in still more striking fash
ion when It prepared its elaborate plans
for a display of force In Turkey plans
which have not yet been given publicity,
but which are highly sensational and sig
tiilicant. Growing out f the presence In
Turkey of American missionaries arose an
incident which gave us a right to apply
uressure to the Constantinople govern
ment. Mission buildings were looted and
burned mid our subjects were compelled
to lice for their lives. For this outrage
we demanded Indemnity. In ucconluiice
wi:h the practice of nations, and when the
porte showed disinclination to pay 'he
president set his nuvjl department lo
work prepurlnsf a plan of campaign. All
necessary data as to fortifications, garri
sons, depth of water, location of custom
houses, etc.. were collntf d. 'rhe North At
lantic squadron, which hail been under or
ders to sail lec. 'Jl for I he Caribbean Sea,
was hidd at Hampton Roads. It is there
vet. Meanwhile the government pursued
with redoubled energy its preparations for
war. Shipyards, gun factories und urse
nals were all net at work. The monitors
were prepared for sea service. In addi
tion, and still more signillcantly, the sec
retary of the navy, after cabinet consid
eration of the Turkish plan of campaign
as prepared by the experts, asked con
gress to puss immediately u bill giving the
president authority to enlist a thousand
men, to- call upon the naval reserves, to
hire transports for tarrying troops abroad.
A Halt in the Programme.
Now. for some reasons not clearly ex
plained, there is ft halt in the programme
of moving upon Turkey. Everything had
been prepared for seizure of a Turkish
port, probably Smyrna, for the purpose
of collecting the indemnity. The Turkish
government, which must have been in
formed of these preparations, may have
come forward with promises to pay, which
the state department is now endeavoring
to secure fulfillment of. or. more likely,
the administration may have reached the
conclusion that armed seizure of a Turkish
port might be held a equivalent to a de
claration of war and, therefore, beyond
the constitutional prerogative of the ex
ecutive. As a matter of fuct, there Is a
wide margin of debatable ground between
what the president may and miiy not do
In acts tending to produce state of war.
No one Imagines the president and his
advisers would have gone to the extremity
of preparations for a campaign of force
against Turkey for the simple purpose of
collecting an indemnity of a few hundred
thousand dollars. Were there nothing but
reparation for the Injury at stake diplom
acy would have been permitted to drag
its slow length along through many
weary month before resort was hud to
the pressure of force. Behind this Inci
dent, and the rights which it gave us in
International law, was a desire to do some
thing for the relief of humanity in Ar
menia, for exertion of pressure upon the
porte which might serve a an exemplar
and quiekener for the six European pow
ers directly responsible for the autonomy
and good conduct of the Turkish empire.
That was the underlying motive, and is
still the controlling principle in every
movement thi government Is to make or
ronsider with reference to Turkish affairs.
The sentiment here Is almost unanimously
that it would bo a grand object lesson In
the benellclence of a free government if
the first republic of the world should go to
the rescue of Armenia In such manner as
to cause the powers of Europe to brush
aside their selfish games of politics and at
tempt performance of their duty through
The movement for American Interven
tion in Turkey la now Id the forma tlv
stage. At present tho indications are It
will result llrst In nn appeal to the sig
natory powers of the treaty of Ileilin lo
take effective action for preservation or
human life In Armenia. I' tliut shull be
met with rebuff, with polite Intimation
that we should attend exclusively to mat
ters upon our own side of the Atlantic,
iih many public men fear will be the case,
then we would huve to consider what. If
anything we were to do next. It Is not Im
possible public opinion would sanction lis
KressH'e action oa our own account, either
with or without the pretext of collecting
nil Indemnity which the administration
some lime ago whs of a mind to ue. Or.
meanwhile, Russia and England muy con
clude either a formal or tacit alliance
which will insure relief for Armenia
through the very motive of selllshneis
which now withholds Europe's helping
STKEXtiTH OF THE GIAUD.
Condition of the Stato Militia as Shown
by the Adjutant General's Report.
Ilairlsburff. Pa.. .Tun. 14. Adjutant
(ieneral Stewart hns completed hit) un
nual report for l."i. and It will now go
to the printer. Tlie strength of the
Kuanl. according to the reports received
from nil the organizations lor the quar
ter ending Sent. :!0. ISiif.. was (ixii com
missioned otlU-orsaml 7.XH7 enlisted men.
Complimentary reference Is mude to the
reappointment of Major General Snnw
ilen and Brigadier Gt-neral tlobiti. Tho
following Hinnniary f expendltuis Is
Kiven from June 1 to Iec. 17. 1X'.I5: Quar
t or master's tlepartmont. $11.8.'ir..8; sub
sistence, $12.(i.1ii. l; transportation, IS,
S1S.27; rille practice. $ -l.9tKl.88; horse hire,
S10,s:': medical department. $7r.0.4J; In-Mc-ctic.nH.
$l.LS.;tr.; Individual pay,
$l4L(itiX44: annual allowance, $T1,
S"..(l!l; armory rent, J'Jti.tKl: miscellane
ous. $7.4ti.-..7!t: totnl :U!t,71'J.S. These
disbursements cover the expenses of the
unininl encampments of the three brig
ades and includes nearly 7,(M0 of the
A new magazine hns been built at the
Btttte arsenal in which all the ammuni
tion will be stored. The adjutant gen
oral Is of 'the opinloif that the keeper
of the arsenal should live w ithin the
arsenal grounds and recommends me
erection of u dwellinjr ouse within the
enclosure for this purpose.
The amount of service allowance dur
ing the last annual encampment for
enlisted men servini? re-enllstments
In the opinion of the adjutant gen
eral, service allowance should be limit
ed to two re-enllstments. Inasmuch as
under the present adjustment of pay
the non-commissioned olllcer. through
service allowance, receives more pay
than the commissioned olllcer who may
huve served the same length of time,
und In addition must provide his own
uniform and subsist himself.
The Old llattlo l-'lags.'
Hoferenoe Is made to the old battle
fltigs of Pennsylvania coiuinunds now
.leposited in the Hag room. During the
year the Hag of the l-ognn (lutirds or
Kewlstown which wits carried by that
organization as one of the live-companies
of the "Klrst Defenders" when
they remitted for duty in Washington,
April is, IMil. was placed In the Hag
General Stewart thinks a fire proof
building should be erected us a reposi
tory for the llaifM.
Then are now In the division 8.03
rinullllcd marksmen, a decrease dtnlnjr
the yeaf of iiC This is not the result
of decreasing Intercut or lack of efllu
lency, but of a more rigid compliance
with rules RoverniiiK rille practice.
Ieneral Stewart concurs In the rec
ommendation of the major general us,
to uu Increase of tin artillery und cav
ulry arms of the service; also as to the
needs of n compuny of engineers and a
nlxnnl corps. Consideration Is ndvlseil
or the feasibility of Introducing a corps
of wheelmen limited to not more thun
ten at division and brigade headquar
ters. In conclusion the adjutant general
compliments the national guard, and
says Pennsylvania muy well be proud
of her soldiery and they in turn be proud
fif the state.
llULLnTSAXSVi:K A JOKK.
iMotormnn Slain for Putting His Cold
Hands Down a I riend's Hack.
Otand Ra;.ids, Mich.. Jan. 14. Albert
Johnson, ag'cd z, a street railroad mo
torman. upon returning to his hoarding
house this morning put his cold hands
down the' buck oft. S. II. Holmes, aged
27, a fellow boarder A light followed
and Holmes went to his room, secured
a revolver, and, returning, lired live
times at Johnson, hitting him three
times and killing him Instantly.
lie then gave himself up to the police.
Holmes is a civil engineer und came
here recently to uient a position in a
large machine shoo. His father is a
former postmaster of Crnnd Uedge and
a prominent citizen there. He Is n
graduate of the stnto university and of
the State Agricultural college.
: L A K A H A KTON " llx A I NS.
States That the Ucd Cross Society Hns no
Intention of Defying the Sultan.
Vasliington,Jan. 14. .Miss Clara liar
ton, president of the America. l Natlon
nl Ked Cross society, after considera
tion of the emuntitions of the Turkish
Kovernnient. through its l"gation here.
Mild to a representative of the I'nited (
Press this evening that any publica
tion, to the effect that the Ked Cross
society Is aggressive In the matter, and
intending to act, In spite of authority
or co-operation, is entirely incorrect.
She said also that any statements
conveying that meaning, in the slight
est degree, are not official and have not
been made nor sURffesled even in spirit
by any officer or member of the Ked
The Professor's Coot Bowls Out the liul
Cape May, N. J., Jan. 14. Professor
J. W. Layton. principal of Dias Creek
public schools, keeps in his front yard
an ancient billy goat. A few days ago
Walter Douglass and his friend. Miss
Haddie Garrison, were passing the pro
fessor's cottage at a rapid rate on their
wheels. Hilly saw them, took offense,
and rushed through an open gate Into
the road, striking Douglass' bicycle
amidships, going all the way through it.
Douglass was rolled In the sandy road,
and after considerable coaxing got his
smashed wheel. Miss Onrrison stopped
at a safe distance and hid her pretty
The Gold Reserve.
Washington, Jan. 14. The treasury gold
reserve at the close of business today
amounted to $54,312,271. The amount of
withdrawals at New York today was
Kerks county's 6,000 dogs will not be
taxed this year.
There are In Lebanon county 107 liquor
Domestic woes Induced Mrs. Clem VVel
ker. of Sunbury, to try suicide with lauda
num. It cost less than 10 cents a day last
month to feed each of the 165 prisoners in
Schuylkill county jail.
It .is claimed that the electric wires of
the railways have recently destroyed $50,
OiO worth of underground cables and con
duits In Allegheny City.
Executions for S43.433.5S were Issued
against Martin Bros., extensive clothiers
nd men's furnishers of lanuaster. -The
liabilities are understood to be verv heavjr.
1. EOMIIS PATRIOTIC
New York's Representative. Attacks
the Pension IJurcnu.
IS CHEEKED BY KEITKLICANS.
Ho Repudiates the Kemarks of Mr. Itart
Ictt. and Declares That Tammany Hall
is the Friend of the I'nion Sol Jtcr.
The Senate Proceedings.
Washington, Jan. 14. Two bills were
passed in the senate today a railroad
bill and a private pension bill. The llrst
grants to the Chicago. I'.iit'lliiirton and
CJuliH-y Kullroad company, the right of
way over a part of the Sac and Fox and
Iowa Indian reservations In Kansas and
Nebraska, made necessary by the en
croachments of the Missouri river on
the original track; and the second gives
a pension of $75 a month to the widow
of Brigadier tteneral Cogswell, of
Massachusetts. The pension hill pro
voked a discussion which lasted more
than an hour and a half. The remain
der of today's session was consume, in
the delivery by the Populist senator
from Notth Carolina. Mr. Butler, of a
prepared speech on the house bond bill,
with the free silver substitute to it re
ported by the llnance committee. Mr.
Hutlcr advocated an amendment sub
mitted by himself prohibiting any fur
ther Issue of I'nited States bonds with
out action by congress, and requiring
the use of silver In the payment of
greenbacks, treasury notes and of the
Interest and principal of coin bonds. Mr.
Pepper, (Pop., Kan.), obtained the Hour
and will address the senate tomorrow
on free silver.
The senate Is also to be entertnined
tomorrow with a speech by Mr. Mills,
(Dem., Tex.). In support of a resolution
on the financial question, which that
senator offered today and which among
various other things, requires the coin
age of all the silver bullion In the treas
ury and the use of the money so coined
in payment of current expenses und In
the redemption of treasury notes.
Discussing the I'onsion Hill.
For four hours today the debate on
the general pension appropriation bill
ran along In the house without especial
Incident, the only spice of variety being
the occasional efforts of Mr. Hartlett
(Dem., N. Y.) to defend the position he
had taken in his speetdi yesterday In
whUdi he supported the administration
by the pension bureau of the laws en
trusted to It for execution. Then Mr.
Cutnmings (Dem.. N. Y.) occupied five
minutes in a most vigorous attack upon
the policy of the pension bureau, which
ho declared ctiused I'nion soldiers and
their widows to shiver with apprehen
sion that they would be stubbed In the
buck by a bureau where they should
receive only encomiums and support.
He repudiated the speech of Mr. Httrt
lett in the nume of the Democracy of
New York, the Tammany Hall Deniitc
racy, which, he asserted, had always
been loyal to the Union and the friends
of the soldier of the Union. He was
unrounded during the delivery of . his
Impassioned phillipic. by Republican
members, who applauded nearly every
Just before Mr. Cuinniings spoke there
had been a purtlul defense of the pen
sion bureau by Mr. Pool (Hep., N. Y.)
und his attack wus all tho more notlce
uble because of the contrast thus af
forded. The debate on the pension bill will
probably continue two or three days
longer. Hefore the house adjourned
Mr. Curtis (Kep., N. Y.) reported the
military academy anproprhj ion b.li
and it was placed on the calendar.
The senate in executive session to
duy confirmed the following nomina
tions: Herman K relit, to be superin
tendent and Wiiltarn K. Morgan to be
coiner of the mint at Philadelphia;
Kdward A. Bowers, of Connecticut, to
be assistant comptroller of the treas
ury; Joseph H. Herod, of Indiana, to
lie secretary and Stetihen Monsal. of
Maryland, to be second secretary of the
legation to Jcinuh.
Collectors of Internal revenue: W. D.
Kulan. Fifth district of New Jersey.
Italians Uepuiso the Natives With Heavy
l oss at Mul.ollc.
Home, Jan. 14. Several papers here
announce that Urcat Hritnin has ngreed
to cede to Italy the town of Zeila. on
the Somali coast. The possession of
this town would enable Italy to throw
troops Into the southern and central
parts of Abyssiniu without their hnv
ins to make the long murch from Mas
sowah. the capital of the Italian colony
A dispatch to the Capital? from Mas
sowuh says that the Abysslnltins yes
terday attacked Mukalli- for the fifth
time. The Italian garrison withheld
their lire until the Abysslniuns were in
close quarter, and then poured volley
after volley Into them with terrible ef
fect.' Just about the time the attack
wan made 4,(i(J0 troops under Colonel Al
berton arrived at Makalle. They sur
prised the Abysslnians by at tucking
them on the flank and completely routed
Cuban I'orccs Are Defeated by Spanish
Havana. Jan. 14. The rebel force un
der command of Maximo (iiimcz. at
tacked the town of Bejucal, fifteen miles
south of Havana, but were repulsed by
the government troops. Before t hey re
tired the Insurgents set fire to several
houses on the outskirts of the town.
In the fighting the troops lost two killed
and ten wounded. The Insurgent loss Is
Owing to the disturbed condition of
the coutry through which the railways
pass ard the danger of attack by the
Insurgents, no trains are being dis
patched In any direction. Thousands of
people, whose homes have been de
stroyed, are ffockins Into the cities,
AN ENGINEER'S BRIDE.
Miss Mamie Belknap is Married to Joseph
A, I ow at llawlcy.
Hawley, Pa.. Jan. 14. At 8 o'clock
tonight Kev. A. W. Cooper, pastor of
the Methodist Episcopal church per
formed a marriage ceremony which
joined in wedlock Miss Mamie Belknap,
aged 22 years, and Joseph A. Dn. aged
G8 years. Mr. Dow is a popular engi
neer on the Erie and Wyoming Valley
yard engine at this place.
COLLISION AT PITTSBURG."""
Two freight Trains Meet with Disastrous
Pittsburg, Pa.. Jan. 14. Early this
morning a special freight train collided
with the engine of a local freight which
was standing on Mahoning bridge, fifty
eight miles north of Pittsburg, on tne
Allegheny Valley railroad. The local
engine was knocked over board and fell
Into the Mahoning river, sixty feet be
low. The boiler of the freight engine
exploded, setting fire to .the bridge and
several freight cars, which were de
stroyed. No one was .killed.. Several
members of both train crews are re
About S.3( o'clock an oil tank car,
standing near the burning bridge, be
came htnited and exploded, scattering a
deluge of burning oil in all directions.
A small crowd was nsncnihb-d on the
hillside overlooking the wreck. There
were IIUA persons exposed to the force
of the explosion and to the rain of lire
which followed. All were prostrated
by the concussion, which shook the
vicinity like an earthquake. Nearly
eviry person present wus burned, some
of them seriously. Many windows In
the village of Mahoning were shuttered
and some of the buildings considerably
dumuncd. The heat Is so intense that
men cannot wifely approach to remove
other tank oil cars that are exposed
and other serious explosions may fol
New York, Chicago and St. I.ouis lltistllns
to Secure tho Hcinocriit io I'ow Wow.
Washington, Jan. 14. New York will
he represented tomorrow evening by
fully 200 of her citizens. The number
now cm the ground Is limited to a dele
gation of six. A delegation held a short
executive meeting at the Arlington this
Messrs William C. Whitney and ex
fiovernor Flower, with others are ex
It is one of the open secrets at the
Arlington today that several of the most
prominent members of the national
committee are ciuletly exerting their
Inlluenee for New York. It is also be
lieved Unit ex-Secretary Whitney's
presence will aid the New Yorkers ma
terially In capturing the prize, and al
together the delegation today Is in a
hopeful frame of mind.
Mr. Rosenthal, who Is Chicago's sole
representative. Is proving himself to
be a good deal of a "hustler" as the
expression goes. The full Chicago dele
gation, he says, will arrive tonight In a
Next to New York, St. I.ouis will be
most largely represented. In addition to
the St. Louisans on the ground, a num
ber of others arrived today. The held
an executive meeting whic h resulted In
dividing the delegation Into sub-committees
who Immediately left the hotel
und began active work at the capital
In St. Louis' Interest.
If New York does not secure the con
vention she will make a better showing
than she has at any previous committee
meeting for years. There are many
who believe that success will this time
crown her efforts, and this belief seems
to rest on a fairly substantial basis so
far as present a pea ranees go. Some
of the best posted politicians at the
Arlington today expressed the belief
that the light will narrow down to New
York and St. Louts, but this, after all.
Is mere guess work In which the wish Is
largely father to the thought.
Qi'Af iimfnT mm.
lie Defeats tho Martin and Warwlel;
Combine In Philadelphia.
Philadelphia. Jan. 14. The Republi
can Primaries to nominate delegates to
the convention to nominate a city so
licitor, magistrates, rnunclhnen, dele
gates to the state convention, which will
elect national delegates, and u new city
committee, were held tonight, and from
nil appearances Senator ijtiny has se
cured another victory over his oppo
nents. Since the factional light that
began last autumn between Senator
Quay and the wing of the party in this
city headed by David Martin and Mayor
Warwick, there has been no cessation
of hostilities, and both sides have been
strengthening their lines for tonight's
it would appear tit a late hour tonight
that yuay has curried 17 out of wards
sure, and that several other wurds are
doubtful. Mr. Alartln only conceded 11
wards to Senntor Quay, and if the lat
ter carries in he will have control of the
city committee and the party machin
ery in Philadelphia. As It Is. Mr. Quay
will probably control the majority of
the delegation from here to the state
convention. He will nlsn elect a num
ber of his candidates to city councils.
There wns no contest for city solicitor
and magistrates, and the present in
cumbents of those ofllces will lit' re
nominated without opposition.
The oponctits of Senator Quay con
cede his seventeen wards, wlipile claim
ing twenty sure for themselves. The
result us to who will seure control of
the city committee is still in doubt.
DVINC; OF HYDROPHOBIA.
Frederick Drctcl Has No Keeollcction of
Having lleen Kitten be n bog.
Heading. Pa.. Jan. 11. Frederick, the
1K-year-o!d son of Henry Drexcl. of this
oity, who is employed by Albert Cole,
at Uroen Tree, this county, is dying of
hydrophobia. The young niun was
Mclssccl Willi foiasniM while visiting a
young lady friend. Miss Caroline Dein
lltllig, near (Souglersvllle. His suffer
ings are terrible and it Is necessary to
keep him strapped to his bed. He snaps
and utters noises like the bark of a dog.
The attending physjeian lias no hopes
for his recovery.
The victim in his rational moments
says he hns no recollection of ever hav
ing been bitten by a dog.
KNEEBS' HEAVY SENTENCE.
An American Sporting .Man Will Spend
Nino Alontli i in n licrmnn Prison.
Berlin. Jan. 11. The trial of Robert
T. Kneebs. the American trotting horse
owner, charged with having entered
and started on German tracks the mare
"Bethel" under the nume of "Nellie
Knccbs" which began on Saturday,
ended today. The Jury brought In a
verdict of pjuilty and the court sen
tenced KneeliH to nine months Impris
onment and to pay a fine of 1.000 marks
and also ordered the seizure und for
feiture of the mure.
The lilal created a Rreat deal of In
terest in snorting and particularly turf
London, Jan. 14. In iu iyue totnorrntv
the Graphic will claim to have authority
to deny the report that tireat Hiitaln has
offered money to Venezuela In return
for the lutter's acceptance of the Sehom
burgk line as marking the boundary be
tween Venezuela and British Guiana.
liaee Course Closed.
Rochester, N. Y., Jan. H. The directors
of the Rochester Hrlvlng Park associa
tion this morning decided unanimously to
hold no more circuit race meetings while
the present law relating to pool selling
are In force.
NEWS IN BKIEF.
White people at Perry. Okla.. object to
a court decision opening the public schools
to negroes. ,
Ex-Chief Justice Maxwell says t:hat Xe
bruska's new sugar bounty law is uncon
stitutional. Wall-paper merchnnt Isaan Kramer I
accused of attempting to burn his store
In a densely populated square of flats in
Brooklyn clergymen who waited on
Mayor Wuerster, asking that saloons' side
and back doors be closed on Sundays,
had a chilly reception.
Jeff Coaes, leader, was shot dead, and
three members of a desperate band of
horse thieves were wounded, in a battle
with officers at Inland, Okla.
During a sermon In Baker Memorial
Mehtodlst church, Dorchester, Mass., Rev.
Frederick N. I'pham called on Congress
man H. H. At wood to resign on account of
a recent breach of trust.
THE TRANSVAAL SITUATION
Americans A muni Political I'rlsoncrs
Capture! With Dr. Jameson.
lie lUicets Governor Hercules Robinson
to (itiurd the Interests of Rrltish.
American and r.eiian Prisoner
Captured by the lioers.
London. Jan. 14. The British South
Africa company has issued an olllcial
list of the prisoners, rank and tile, of
the. force which Tr. Jameson led into
the Trnnsvuul. The list includes the
name of Clement, presumably Victor H.
Clement, who hud been appointed as
sistant consulting engineer to the Con
solidated Hold Ileitis. The list bears
with it u note stating that all the rank
and lile of the prisoners: were put on
board a train at Pretoria on January II
en route for Natal, under an escort, to
be turned over to the British authori
ties.' They were all In good health and
The British South Africa associntion
announces thut President Kruger of
the Transvaal republic has prohibited
the transmission of all telegrams from
Transvual territory to the British South
Instructions from Mr. Chamberlain.
Mr. Chamberlain, secretary of state,
for the colonies, hus sent a telegram to
Sir Hercules Itobinson, governor of the
Cape Colonies, in reference to the arrest
in Johannesburg of members of the He
form union, and others. Mr. Chamber
lain expressed fears that a large num
ber of such arrests would have the ef
fect to disorganize the Industries car
tied on In the Itand. und asked a num
ber of questions as to what the men nr
rcsted were net-used of, when they
would be tried, whether bail would be
allowed, what the penalties were In the
event of their conviction of the of
fences of which they were charged, etc.
in conclusion Mr. Chamberlain di
rected Governor Robinson In addition to
guarding the Interests of British sub
jects under arrest, to give equal atten
tion to the American ami Belglun pris
oners In accordance with the reciuests
of their respective government.
Meeting of the VnlkiraaJ.
Pretoria. Jan. 14. The Vtilksraad met
yesterday and authorized the addition
of 4itu men to the state artillery.
A resolution offered by the govern
ment wus adopted t banking the Orange
Free states for its assistance, ami also
thanking Governor Robinson of Cape
Colony, und Sir Jacobus l)e Wet. the
British agent here for their Influence
und support In the efforts to prevent
bloodshrd and for the reiuly and power
ful manner In which Governor Robin
son hail fulfilled the cliilltHlIt task.
A iiiesriufve from President Kruirer
was reud announcing his Intention to
discuss wltli the Rami In later nut!
calmer moments the causes which led
to the dnstnrdly plot to invade the
Transvaal. The povernmcnt was now
lil'in In Its resolve to maintain the sa
cred righis of the republic and to es
tablish the same on a firmer and more
After u brief sitting the chamber ad
journed Culm and dispassionate leglnlii Hon
being regarded as impossible iliiiiiiir the
present sesHlim, ull work was postponed
until the May session.
HOUN IN PENNSYLVANIA.
I nerfiotlo President of the Transvaal a
Native of America.
Wllkes-llarre. Pu.. Jap. II. President
Kruger, of the Transvual republic. Is u
natlxe of Pennsylvania. A local paper
makes the announcement today that he
was burn in Mnuch Chunk. When 12
years old he left there ant! went to
New York, where he sold papers.
One day lie shipped on ii merchant
vessel as a cabin boy, but was so III
treated that when the vessel reached
Cape Town lie deserted and mntle his
way to the Boer settlement. I'.'roin a
farm hand he ro;-:e to his present posi
tion. V I CTO It Y FPU 11 A R U 1 1 Y.
He Captures the Philadelphia Delegate
to Democratic National Concent ion.
Philadelphia. Jnn. II. At the Demo
cratic conventions held here this even
ing to elect deh gates to the stole eon-
j "lllldll, llir- lllilillll JltllllCf My .MlllOn-
nl Chaiiv.iun lirtrrlty score. I n victory.
' The Piiiludelohia delegation to the
state convention will be almost ti unit
.mil this will mean that the ten district
delegutcs from this city In the Demo
cratic national convention will uct in
harmony with Mr. Hnrrity's friends. It
ulso means the choice of a friendly dele
gate at large in Philadelphia.
WKONC WOMAN ASSAELTED.
The .Man begged Her Pardon After Cslng
NY.irlstnwn. Pa., Jan. II. A peculiar
case of osvnult occurred ycstt rilav near
the Iir.!:ilSil for the Ins. inc. in which
the victim. Mrs-. Joseph Kane, was evi
dently mistaken fi r uitother person by
I lie rascal.
Airs. Kaon was walking ulctig the
road, w hen n man in a passing carriage
Jumped out, and. with u horsewhip, be.
luhored her t, e" the heatl and should
er!'; Hhe pleaded for mercy, and the us
suilant excused himself by saying: "Meg
pardon. You are not the woman I want
ed." He jumped in his wagon anil drove
HEN JOHNSON ARRESTED.
Tho Philadelphia Stock broker is Cap
tured at Tampa.
Philadelphia. Jan. 14. Information
wus received here today from Tain pa.
Fla.. announcing the nrrest there of
Benjamin Johnson, tht stock broker
who absconded from Philadelphia about
a week ago with a shortage of about
$1. 1.000 in his nceounts.
Johnson was the resident partner here
of the New York brokerage llrm of Ken
dall & VVhitlock. ami it Is probable that
If he returns willingly and aids In dis
cntugling the linn's accounts he will
not be prosecuted.
SHOVING THE QUEER.
An Italian l-'loats live Hollar Kills on
AVillhtmsport. Jan. 11. From ton to a
dozen splendidly executed counterfeit
five dollar bills were passed on South
Wllllamsport merchants this afternoon.
The counterfeiter is an Italian, and
he entered the twon at one end. ami
passed out at the other, after making
brief stops at the stores where he made
small purchases. In each case he ten
dered a counterfeit live dollar bill. The
discovery that the money was bogus
wis not made until the man had dis
appeared. Large Verdict.
Pittsburg, Pa.. July 1. Alliert C. Keplr,
who was injured on the West Pen-n divi
sion of the Pennsylvania railroad July 1U.
1X111, and who sued for damages, was to
doy given a verdict of tJ.40X.33, which In
the largest verdict ever given by a local
jury against a railroad company.
Owing to the great
success erf our annual
Linen Sale we will
continue Jta few days'
longer. We have
added a few special v
items of Interest to
72 inch Cream Damask,
72 inch Cream Damask,
66 inch Cream Damask,
72 inch SUver Bleach'
Cream and bleached Herman linen
damask (the genuine article), Oerninn
linen towels and toweling, j damask
napkins. 79c; Herman ilnmask nap- '
kins, $1. otld lots of napkins at special
prices, full Hue of towels und the best
hem stitched huek towel ever shown
at $3 per clor.en.
"We have secured an
other lot o:f our celebrated
98 cent. Counterpanes--.
Best in the market.
510 and 512
Will Be Busy.
Increase every day in
the year; mere good shoes
make more good friends.
111 AND 111! WYOMING AVE
WeCMiBL TIE JEWEIB
Great reductions in
prices before taking
inventory in ... .
408 Spruce St.
Near Dime Bank.
WILLIAM TATE'S SUICIUIi.
The Well-known Inventor I)nd Ills Life
With Corrosive Sublimate.
Atlantic City. N. J Jan. 14. William
J. Tate, a well known inventor of ,irL'
Lewis street. I'ort itichmond, Philadel
phia committed suicide at his eottng
at South Atlantic City totlay by tak
ing poison. Tate was 63 years of age
ami leaves a widow anil eight children.
Mrs. Tate can usslsn no reason for his
rash act. He is said to be wealthy and
had no financial troubles that nr
known of. He was the proprietor of a.
machine establishment in Philadelphia
near his home and was In the habit of
coming to his cottage here.
Today Tate purchased an eight ounce
bottle of corrosive sublimate, and
drank from It his death potion. He dh-d
In great agony. The body was removed
to this city by order of Coroner Mc
Laughlin. It wan tuken charge of by
Mrs. Tate who arrived from Philadel
phia late this afternoon.
WEATHER RE 1'ORT.
For eastern Pennsylvania, fair weathtrl,
light westerly winds.